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Backed by Andreessen Horowitz and Polaris Partners, Camp4 hopes its high-resolution gene maps can shorten and remove risk from the drug development process.

Saturation mutagenesis of the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum identified almost 2,700 essential genes during the blood stage of infection.

By sequencing and characterizing the genome of Artemisia annua, researchers uncovered gene expansions and regulatory features linked to artemisinin production.

With multiple independent biomarkers, and potential combinations that may require even more subtyping, diagnostics to guide immunotherapy appears to be getting more complicated.

Datavant, a fledgling spinoff from Roivant Sciences, is trying to break down information silos that often lead to poorly designed clinical trials.

Bioage Labs now intends to set up an internal laboratory to experiment with different compounds, while building out its team.

The firm announced a 14 percent drop year-over-year in fourth quarter revenues and plans to reduce personnel and other costs to support development of a precision drug it has licensed.

The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based precision medicine firm hopes to translate molecular information into therapies for chronic kidney diseases.

The researchers identified new combinations of mutated genes and drugs that could provide the platform for future cancer therapies. 

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The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.

In Science this week: genetic overlap among many psychiatric disorders, and more.

The Economist writes that an increasing number of scientific journals don't do peer review.